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Stormtrooper floral tank and flowy skirt

Happy Friday!! I know what you’re thinking. “Another floral outfit??” Well, I’m not just talking about your typical floral dress here. I’ve been seeing a lot of creative floral tops (with stripes for example) and this Stormtrooper tank from Fifth Sun is yet another fun spin on the use of florals. It’s also  girly, fun, and perfect with a flowy pastel colored skirt. Wear it on a hot summer day or even pair it with a blazer or moto jacket for a nighttime look!

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Stay on Target

Target Floral print skater dress

Fashion can be super exciting – when you find something that fits like a glove, or that exact fan shirt you’ve been searching forever for, or even better, when that item is at an awesome price! I may love fashion, but I’m definitely not a fashion snob. Brand or no brand, I’ve grown to love all sorts of clothing. There are plenty of times when cheaper items I’ve purchased held up just as well as some of my designer items, which just goes to show that quality is everything. 10 years ago, I would have never imagined buying anything fashionable at Target, but they have really stepped up their fashion game with partnerships with big names like Jason Wu and Phillip Lim. I recently found this $12 dress at Target and not only does it fit and feel great, but I especially love the faded flower print. It’s one of those easy “throw on” dresses and is surprisingly becoming one of my go-to pieces this summer. Have you guys ever found any “surprising” pieces like this? I’d love to hear your stories!

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Cooler on the Other Side

Silk Peplum Top and Striped Shorts Outfit

It’s been a crazy week of weather here in the Bay Area with a heat wave, followed by rain, and then followed by another heat wave! With all this hot weather, there’s only one thing on my mind and that’s to keep cool. Deciding that I needed to expand my shorts collection beyond just denim cut offs, I recently found this clean cut pair of striped shorts that I thought would go perfect with a peplum top, especially this light weight silk one. I know this isn’t a very “geeky” outfit per say, but that goes back to my last blog post about there needing to be more nice geeky clothing! Anyhow, with all of this black and white going on, I couldn’t help but throw in a few Star Wars accessories such as this Star Wars ring I picked up from Celebration and this vintage Darth Vader Watch! Happy Friday and stay cool out there!

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Red 5… Standing By

Her Universe X-Wing Embroidered Cardigan Sweater with 1138 Circle SkirtI wore my Warriors T-shirt to work yesterday (Go Warriors!) and someone said to me, “Wow! No Star Wars or comic shirt today?”. I was a bit surprised and thought, “Wow, do I really wear that much geeky stuff?” Don’t get me wrong – I definitely have a lot of geeky shirts, but I do wear non-geeky stuff too! Sometimes a girl needs a good blouse or dress, you know? Which also got me into thinking how unavailable “nice” geeky clothing is for women who do want more than just a T-shirt. Even with the growth of geeky clothing, it’s still pretty rare to find professional looking geeky pieces.  Continue reading

Everyday Cosplay: Asajj Ventress

Everyday Cosplay - Asajj Ventress

I know, I know. Not her lightsaber. This Darth Maul one will have to do.

Now that my episode of Adventure People is live and out in the wild, I can finally share with you the outfit that I was creating during the day of filming! I only recently started watching The Clone Wars and am seriously loving it. This show constantly amazes me with it’s high quality animation, voice acting, and production and I’m really sad that it’s not even airing anymore! One of the most interesting characters to me is Asajj Ventress, especially considering she was a concept villain for the Star Wars prequels, but never made it in. I love the design of her character and immediately wanted to cosplay as her. However, there is one big factor in that she’s bald! The easy solution would be a bald cap, but I have a TON of hair and could probably not even pull off a smooth bald cap. Sigh!! So I did the next best thing, which was creating an “everyday cosplay” outfit themed around her character. I decided to go with her look from season 1 where she has a cut out opening in her top and went from there. Let me know what you think of the final look!

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Totino’s Adventure People – Episode 2: The Stylish Geek!

Totino's Adventure People - Episode 2: The Stylish Geek

EEEEEK!! I’m especially excited today because I can finally share what I was filming with Nerdist the other week! I was contacted a while ago to be in their new web series – Totino’s Adventure People and am so incredibly honored to be in their segment on geek fashion. It was such a pleasure working with them and on top of that, I had the perfect excuse to do more shopping. Hehe. I’m still kinda of freaking out inside that it’s finally out and part of me just wants to crawl into my turtle shell and hide! Anyhow, check out the episode here and let me know what you think!

To the Toshi Station!

We Love Fine Skywalker Tank TopI know, I know… You’re thinking, “Another Star Wars outfit??” Well, like it or not, right now is a great time to be a Star Wars fan. Not only is there so much excitement over The Force Awakens, but Celebration VII just happened and that came with so much cool merchandise, including some very awesome new apparel from one of my favorite geeky brands, We Love Fine. I love how fashion forward they are and that especially shows in some of the new stuff that came out at Celebration. I was dying over this Luke Skywalker Landspeeder tank at their booth, but wasn’t able to get my hands on one until they got released online the other week. It’s definitely a little bit of a throwback to the ’80s (you know I love the ’80s) and this time I decided to pair it with a pair of white skinny jeans and big hoop earrings to compliment the era.

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